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Old 05-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 2000 gt with straight pipes, trick flow set up, and the brakes are stock, I'm a noob with this stuff. What would be a mid to high grade caliper replacement for me to add to my car?
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Find the braking system from a 03-04 cobra. They r bigger and a direct replacement.
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Bigger caliper and rotors are a definite improvement over stock.. braided steel break lines are nice too!
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Re: calipers?

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Find the braking system from a 03-04 cobra. They r bigger and a direct replacement.
+1 it's one of my fav mods. You can get cobra, Mach 1, or bullitt brakes (all are the same but the 10th anniversary cobra caliper is red look the best in my opinion, but all do the job just fine. Check out my pics, def get stainless lines too as it's an easy upgrade and most 13" kits come with them anyway.
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Re: calipers?

The Mach 1 calipers are red also with the silver pony logo. I got mine brand new off ebay from the blue oval store. Then bought my Baer drilled and slotted rotors from an online store.. either auto anything.. or performance something (forgot the name). And it was like 300-400 cheaper than buying a big brake kit from anywhere else!
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The Mach 1 calipers are red also with the silver pony logo. I got mine brand new off ebay from the blue oval store. Then bought my Baer drilled and slotted rotors from an online store.. either auto anything.. or performance something (forgot the name). And it was like 300-400 cheaper than buying a big brake kit from anywhere else!
How much did u end up spending? I need new breaks due to racing !
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I want to say the calipers with pads were like 400 and calipers were like 320? Somewhere in that range. I think a.m. wants like 1000 or 1200! And all my parts were new! Check my pics, you can see the difference in rotor size and the calipers are still a duel piston but a lot more heavy duty. The only thing you might have to buy extra is the banjo bolt. That's the bolt coming from the brake line to the caliper. May need a finer thread to fit new calipers.

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^rotors 320
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[QUOTE=wolfstang03;1145331]I want to say the calipers with pads were like 400 and calipers were like 320? Somewhere in that range. I think a.m. wants like 1000 or 1200! And all my parts were new! Check my pics, you can see the difference in rotor size and the calipers are still a duel piston but a lot more heavy duty. The only thing you might have to buy extra is the banjo bolt. That's the bolt coming from the brake line to the caliper. May need a finer thread to fit new calipers.[COLOR="Silver"]

Wow man anything over $600 is a rip. If AM wants 1000-1200 I'd be extremely surprised, because other sites are offerring them at around $600 as a complete package with stainless lines. Considering you go a good set of rotors I'd say $720 sounds about right, but honestly its about the extra disc more than the type of rotor. Stock Brembo rotors or equiv are a great set up. I prefer stock pads too, however if I chose aftermarket like I did this time I'd choose the Hawk Blue HPS or whatever....my 2 cents again.
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Yea dude I think you're right. I had to pay less than that because I looked around for a while before I bought mine, and I see a few for 600 and the ones at am are the wilwoods and like 3 or 4 piston caliper. I tried looking up at blue oval to see what I paid and I can't find the mach1.
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Saw this in a local CL add...good deal?? Will it be better when racing than stock breaks??



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I'm doubtful that it will drop 35lbs of weight. I also do not like used parts...especially when the come to my car coming to a stop. Otherwise It sounds like a good deal. You would still need brake lines i think.
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